Monday 10 October 2011

Quick Envelope Cushion Tutorial

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10 Minute Cushion Cover

This is a quick 10 minute Cushion Cover Tutorial - it is an envelope cushion cover I made for my sister.  I made her some curtains recently with the same matching fabric and also made some cushion covers with the remnants.

All you need is one rectangle piece of fabric! (and of course needle and thread). Below is a photograph of the fabric I used. You can see where I ironed the fabric where I was going to fold the fabric - this can make it easier for sewing.

I have tried to explain by using 'Picnik' to show diagrams of how to do this - I hope this works!

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Step 1: Measure the size of the cushion you wish to make a cover for. Add 2 inches to the length (1 inch for each hem). Double the size of the width and and add 8 inches for the overlapped opening
Step 2: Cut out the fabric to the size you need.

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Step 3: Sew a hem on both the short sides.
Step 4: Fold the shorter sides to the centre (fabric pattern inside touching) making an overlap so the square should be the width of the original cushion.
Step5: Sew along the top and then along the bottom.
Step 6: Turn the cushion inside out (correct side).


This is an extremely easy project and by sewing machine done in less than 10 minutes! This can even be done by hand but would take a little longer. You are only sewing 4 straight lines to make this cushion!

Below is a photograph my sister sent me of the cushions beside the curtains that I made for her (for the nursery) using the same fabric. Here is the link to that post: blackout curtains

This week you might find me linking this post with some or all of the following link parties / blog hops:
  Pink Hippo Party Monday Monkey Hop at Mommy of Two Little MonkeysPhotobucketTipMeTuesdayButtonConfessions Of A Stay At Home MommyhomeworkPassionately ArtisticKatie's Nesting SpotbuttonDearCreatives HookingupwithHoHTodays Creative BlogSomewhat Simple


  1. Hi Dear :)
    I like this easy peasy how-to
    well your sister is enjoying your creations! i want a vivid pic of curtains :) seems huge effort..isnt it??
    well you did great job by using Picnik..its easy n cool :)

  2. Gosh! Thanks for sharing how to make this great pillow cover. You make it sound easy. I saw your post over at "Carolyn's Homework" link party.

  3. Hi! I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for "The Versatile Blogger Award" over at my blog, Fun to Funky. Come take a look! :)

  4. Creative Mind - Yes it is so easy - the link at the bottom of my post takes you to the curtains post which has some other photos on.
    Miss Kitty - thanks for visiting hope you found it useful.
    Leigh - Thanks so much for the award - I looove awards!

  5. I've been meaning to make some throw pillows. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  6. Hi Karima! So nice to meet you. New follower. Thanks for following my new blog. Audrey

  7. Hi Karima,
    This is so beautiful. A really lovely gift for your sister. I am happy to become a Follower of your Blog. Thanks for becoming a Follower of my Blog. Take care and have a wonderful weekend.

  8. Great tutorial--very easy to follow!


  9. Thanks for a quick and easy tutorial on making a pillow cover.

    I am happy to follow you too! Thank you for linking to Potpourri Friday! You helped to make it a special day!

  10. Jessica, Audrey, Judy, Trish and Honey thanks so much for leaving your lovely comments and thanks again to thosew who are kindly following my blog, Karima

  11. Very nice! And it looks easy. Thanks for following my blog!

  12. I love a quick and easy sewing project! Cushion covers are such a nice way to add some colour to a room.

  13. C = A + 2 inches or cm??

    1. Hi, the answer is inches. I know I have mentioned cms for all the other ones and it doesn't really flow - sorry!


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